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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 01:47:00 GMT
A season-opening home clash with what could be the weakest opponent they'll face, four night games and a closing stretch in which they don't have to get on a plane for the final four weeks highlight the Philadelphia Eagles' 2016 schedule, which was announced Thursday evening.
The Eagles open by...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:48:00 GMT
First, it's important to note that many of the NFL's greatest coaches of all time, from Vince Lombardi to Bill Belichick, never played in the league.
But there was a revealing moment yesterday during Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews' half-hour meeting with reporters in which he suggested that...
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:48:00 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — Where cornerback Eric Rowe lines up for the Eagles this season is likely the same place he left off in the last one. But with all the changes the team has made to the secondary (and likely will continue to make in the upcoming NFL Draft), one can never be too sure.
Rowe played mostly...
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:44:00 GMT
Washington Redskins running back Silas Redd, who left Penn State for USC following sanctions imposed on the Nittany Lions' program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, has has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league...
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:18:00 GMT
Everybody is a general manager at this time of year, with the NFL Draft fast approaching.
Readers here have already seen The Morning Call's mock draft 1.0. But how do others see it.
What follows are links to 13 folks in the business of covering the league breaking down the first round.
One of them,...
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round. Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:50:00 GMT
With the 2016 NFL Draft fast approaching, it's time for The Morning Call to produce its first official prediction for how it will all go down in the first round.
Call it Mock Draft 1.0, in which the Philadelphia Eagles stay put with the No. 8 pick, which was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins,...
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 01:22:29 GMT
Less than two weeks remain in the countdown to the Philadelphia Eagles' first minicamp of 2016, and former Lafayette College running back Ross Scheuerman is counting down the hours in which to make an impact with his newest team.
Considering what he's been through to get to this point, he has every...
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 20:16:00 GMT
For reasons known only to them, the Eagles have draped a shroud of secrecy over their annual local pro day today.
But thanks to various sources, we have come up with 10 of the players that they brought in to work out and possibly interview today at the NovaCare Complex.
Because the players either...
Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:27:30 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — When the best money beats the best opportunity, the concern about being labeled a "journeyman" gets shoved to the side.
That was offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski's story as he was introduced Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles, his third NFL team in as many years.
"I'm over it already,"...
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:12:00 GMT
In 2013, it was linebacker Mychal Kendricks. In 2014, another linebacker, Connor Barwin. In 2015, cornerback Nolan Carroll.
Seems like every year a Philadelphia Eagles player makes a big leap from the year before. Almost always, it's someone who is coming off his first year with the team.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:53:21 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy won't be charged over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured.
District Attorney Seth Williams says he can't prove who initiated the fight and says it's legal to act in self-defense or the defense of others....
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 22:48:32 GMT
By no means are the Philadelphia Eagles through trying to improve their offensive line this year. But Monday's one-year agreement with guard/center Stefen Wisniewski, a Penn State graduate, likely ends the free-agent portion of their offseason.
By the end of this month's NFL Draft, it's almost a...
Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:59:00 GMT
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles can only hope wide receiver Rueben Randle is as stealth on the field this coming season as he was at his introductory press conference on Friday.
Donning a baseball cap that shaded his eyes from view and speaking in whispers that could not be picked up by...
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:02:00 GMT
So many new key players have been added to the Eagles mix already in this offseason that it's been almost impossible to keep up.
But as the start of their offseason program looms next week, leading to a pre-draft minicamp beginning on April 19, there are five returning players who stick out as...
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 21:29:00 GMT
Flashing back to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, new Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of drafting a quarterback even if Sam Bradford is re-signed (which he wasn't yet) that it probably would be a good idea to "keep the pipeline going."
Flashing back to the NFL Meetings last week,...
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:10:53 GMT
Jordan Matthews was the only Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to catch more than 27 passes last season, which is a big reason behind the decision to add a pair of young, accomplished veterans in free agency following the release of Riley Cooper.
Chris Givens, who broke in with the St. Louis Rams...
Fri, 25 Mar 2016 03:50:00 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Eagles fullback Kevin Turner died Thursday at the age of 46 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease. Turner's father released a statement on Facebook announcing the death of the former Alabama standout, which was also posted to the Kevin Turner Foundation's website. Turner...
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:13:01 GMT
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Because it's his team, as one (in)famous former employee reminded everyone on Wednesday, Jeffrey Lurie can do whatever he wants with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Because he's in control, Lurie also has every right to feel good about the state of his team today compared to where it...
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 01:23:35 GMT
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Chip Kelly sounded more like Jack Nicholson's character in "Batman" when charming the crowd once again with a pop-culture reference — this time a flashback to Nicholson's memorable Colonel Jessup in "A Few Good Men."
The Joker, who no doubt was crying on the inside, was speaking...